CITY OF CORALVILLE: View Visionary Ideas for the Future of the Southeast Commercial District

The City of Coralville will host an exhibition and open house on Wednesday, July 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Reunion Brewery, 516 2nd Street, where graduate students will present seven visionary ideas for the future of the Southeast Commercial District.


City of Coralville issued the following announcement on July 6.

The City of Coralville will host an exhibition and open house on Wednesday, July 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Reunion Brewery, 516 2nd Street, where graduate students will present seven visionary ideas for the future of the Southeast Commercial District.

The presentations will be an open house format so the public may come anytime. The Southeast Commercial District is roughly bordered by Clear Creek, the Iowa Interstate Railroad, and 1st Avenue, and serves as a gateway into Coralville from Iowa City and the University of Iowa.

The City of Coralville previously hosted a community engagement workshop on May 24 to gather public feedback about Coralville’s Southeast Commercial District. This workshop gathered ideas to help reimagine the Southeast Commercial District as part of a planning project. The Southeast Commercial District was originally identified in the 2014 Community Plan as an area that needed additional study and attention. Public feedback helped to identify key themes and priorities for redevelopment in the district. Participants were asked to share what they perceived as the opportunities and challenges, as well as their future vision, for this area.

The City of Coralville is partnering with Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) and Kansas State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning (LARCP) in the summer of 2018. Over 20 graduate students are participating in a land use planning project, culminating in a series of research-driven maps and urban design proposals for the Southeast Commercial District. The intent of the partnership is to generate a set of strategic urban design ideas for the future of Coralville’s Southeast Commercial District. Coralville stakeholders, leaders, and decision-makers will receive fresh ideas for community planning, and students will gain “real world” experience engaging with project partners and community members on a service learning project.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact City Engineer Dan Holderness at 319.248.1720 or dholderness@coralville.org.

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